- Once (2006)
- All the President's Men (1976)
- Being John Malkovich (1999)
- In the Year of the Pig (1968)
- In The Mood For Love (2000)
- Hole, The (1960)
- Tokyo Story (1953)
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- Jurassic Park (1993)
- Gilda (1946)
- Rounders (1998)
- Masque of the Red Death, The (1964)
- Django Unchained (2012)
- Fat City (1972)
- Amélie (2001)
- All That Jazz (1979)
- Night of the Hunter, The (1955)
- King of Comedy, The (1983)
- Manhattan (1979)
- Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
- Sullivan's Travels (1941)
- Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The (1994)
- Hecklefest Four-Word Film Reviews! August '12 - Week 4
- Playtime (1967)
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
- Haunted Castle, The (1921)
- Last Wave, The (1977)
- Naked Lunch (1991) * Weird and Wacky *
- Phantom Carriage, The (1921)
- Lolita (1962)
1001 Movies Club - Requiem For A Dream (2000)
#974. Requiem For A Dream (2000)
Why It's In The Book: "...the real reason to see Requiem for a Dream, beyond its intelligent ideas, amazing use of narcotic subjectivity, meaningful stylistics, and magnificent performances-is the film's remarkable balance of horror and great Jewish comedy." -1001 Movies You must See Before You Die
"Who knows what untold number of young teens will be forever put off drugs thanks to this movie? Quite a lot, I'd think."
"Requiem for a Dream is a beautifully made film, dripping with style, and also a horrifying glimpse into the world of substance abuse. It's so effective that you might find yourself throwing away your aspirin just to be on the safe side."
Danny King - 10/10
"Requiem for a Dream is without a doubt the director's masterpiece to date. It is among the most monumental pieces of filmmaking of our time."
Jaime Grijalba - 10/10
"Which is your addiction?"
Mad Hatter - 10/10
"...Its final act is a sequence of unmerciful editing that will knock your teeth out, kick you in the balls, and push you into the gutter."
"The most painful addiction, the one most impossible to give up, is our own delusion."
"Loneliness, longing, addiction and the desire for acceptance entwines itself into your soul and pulls at every moment of pain you've ever felt, expanding it and making it present, current, and heavy..."
Tom Clift - 10/10
"On top of the moving story and the magnificent acting, Requiem for a Dream is a full blown sensory experience, and will leave viewers disoriented and afraid"
Univarn - 10/10
"Dark, slow, methodical, painful, emotional, visually eye dropping, Requiem is not for your entertainment seekers."
Blake - 9/10
"Aronofsky's specific style for the film is mesmerizing. Requiem has over 2,000 cuts, as opposed to the normal six or seven hundred. The whole thing is coupled with one of the most haunting and beautiful scores that's been made for a film in a long time. "
Branden - 9/10
"I love the raw human emotions expressed here by all of the actors. You felt claustrophobic as you caught a glimpse of what its like to be a drug addict."
Fey - 9/10
"The film attempts to make the viewers feel that they too are experiencing these drugs along with the characters. At times it works wonderfully, at times it fails, but it is always interesting and unique."
Jay Cluitt - 9/10
"The film is at times incredibly hard to watch... but when you do it’s nothing short of a cinematic goldmine."
Michaël Parent - 9/10
"Nervous editing and in your face camera angles characterizes this transfer of the best of David Lynch's eerie atmosphere of contemporary issues with Stanley Kubrick's eye when placing the camera in the most uncommon angle to get a particular shot or impression."
bpdreview - 7/10
"Aronofsky put me through an ordeal as I watched Requiem for a Dream, but with as talented a director as he is, I'm ultimately okay with it."